The PKK is a militant Kurdish organization operating mainly in Turkey. In the 1980s it started an armed struggle for cultural and self-determination.
The left-wing militant organization was founded in 1978 in Turkey by a group of students around Abdullah Ocalan, who has been improsoned since1999. The Kurds make up over 20% of the Turkish Population and have been repressed for decades. Here you find an automatic compilation of DW Content referring to the PKK.
In Turkey, more than 12,000 teachers and academics suspended for alleged links to the Kurdish rebel group, the PKK. A third of them work in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast. Thousands of teachers under investigation were fired from their posts. Many fear that the move will in turn secular state schools into religious schools.